Genealogy in San Cosmo Albanese

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Cosmo Albanese, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Calabria and in Cosenza province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Cosmo Albanese registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in San Cosmo Albanese in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of San Cosmo Albanese to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Cosmo Albanese?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Cosmo Albanese


Before to start your genealogy research in San Cosmo Albanese, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Italy and in San Cosmo Albanese too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Cosmo Albanese from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Cosmo Albanese. As more your surname is common in San Cosmo Albanese, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Cosmo Albanese archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Cosenza province are:
Aiello, Barone, Bruno, Caputo, Caruso, Chiappetta, De Luca, De Marco, De Rose, Esposito, Falcone, Ferraro, Filice, Fusaro, Gabriele, Gagliardi, Gallo, Garofalo, Gaudio, Gencarelli, Gentile, Giordano, Greco, Guido, Leone, Longo, Madeo, Marino, Martino, Mazzei, Morrone, Nicoletti, Nigro, Palermo, Perri, Perrone, Porco, Presta, Pugliese, Rizzo, Romano, Ruffolo, Russo, Salerno, Santoro, Spadafora, Sposato, Veltri.

Church archives in Cosenza province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit San Cosmo Albanese and Cosenza province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Reggio Calabria.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in San Cosmo Albanese, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Cosmo Albanese, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
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  1. Jim says:

    Hi Kathlyn, my grandmother had a best friend in Jersey City named Katy Bua. Katy was married to Sam Bua.

    Is there any link possibly?

  2. Kathlyn says:

    I found my great grandfather’s World War 1 US draft card and it says he was born in S. Cosmo Albanese, Italy. his name was Charles Bua and was born on November 4, 1886. I was wondering if there are any records there of his family having lived there at that time. Thanks!

  3. Barbara says:

    my Grandfather Francesco DeMarco was born in San cosmo Albanese August 18th 1879

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